Skelaxin

Active Ingredient(s): Metaxalone
FDA Approved: * August 13, 1962
Pharm Company: * JONES PHARMA INC
Category: Muscle Relaxer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Skelaxin Overview

Metaxalone (marketed by King Pharmaceuticals under the brand name Skelaxin) is a muscle relaxant used to relax muscles and relieve pain caused by strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its exact mechanism of action is not known, but it may be due to general central nervous system depression. It is considered to be a moderately strong muscle relaxant, with relatively low incidence of side effects. Skelaxin is available in an 800mg scored tablet. Possible side effects inclu...

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Medication name needed

I had taken a muscle relaxer many years ago for my back. I remember the pill was either pink or red and oblong. I dont remember the name of it. I am currently suffering from sciatica and my doctor doesnt want to prescribe me a muscle relaxer because they make you drowsy. I remember this muscle relaxer did not make me drowsy so I want to tell him about it and maybe have him perscribe it for me. Only problem is I need to know what its called. If anyone can help please. ## I took one similar to what you've described, it was Skelaxin, which is used as a muscle relaxant, it contains the active ingredient Metaxalone. NDC code: 10544-524-20 Does that look familiar? It is now available as a generic, so they don't all look the same. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly incl...

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S4998

oblong pink pill with S on one side and 49 98 on the backside ## What is this pill. ## Is the marking possibly S 8667? Can you flip the pill and double check? If so, King Pharmaceuticals states that it is an 800mg Skelaxin tablet, which contains the active ingredient Metaxalone. It is a muscle relaxant that is used to treat the pain caused by sprains, strains, and spasms. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth.

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pink pill with number 86 and 67 on it

pink pill with S on one side and numbers 86 and 67 on other side ## Skelaxin Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) in the brain. Metaxalone is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. Metaxalone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication... ## Ok so let me get this str8t so a small little oblong pink pill that has a big M on one side and 6 | 7 on the other and breaks in half almost looks identical to a xanax,, ur telling me its a muscle relaxer called Skelaxin Metaxalone.??? Ive been hearing they got new roxis that r like that specific pill... Can someone plz assure me thats for sure what j It is and thank u!?? ## The tablet with the S 8667 marking i...

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musclerelaxer

...8667bague ## The markings in the description indicate this pill to be Skelaxin (800 mg). Skelaxin is a muscle relaxant used to relax muscles and relieve pain caused by strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal conditions. You can view a detailed description of the drug, by clicking on the link below... If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## I take 1 oxycodone during the day&2 at nite.I also take gabapentin 11/2 pills four times a day for nerve pain.I also take meloxicam 2 times a day.I have degenative disc disease,nerve damage in neck&lower back,a very painful form of arthitis in my neck&lower back,senosis&bulging disc in neck&lower back,a pertruding disc in upper back from a accident.My dr gave me sam...

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How many hours inbetween pills is 3 times a day as needed

I am taking Skelaxin. The bottle says take one pill 3 times a day as needed. Is that 6 hours or 8 hours in between each dose? I don't usually take the first one of the day til about 7 or 8 in the morning at the earliest if I need it. ## Hello, Marie! How are you? That would be every 8 hours, 6 hours would be 4 times a day. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks so much for your help. If they are 800mg tablets, but I have been cutting them in half and taking only 400mg at a time, approved by nurse, would I still only take them every 8 hours? ## hi i am on cleocin every 8 hrs 3 x a day can i take it after 6 hrs ?

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vicodin 7.5mg

white oblong pill with v on it ## I am currently on Vicoden ES. I need more coverage for my arthritis pain. Is there a long-acting Vocoden. Not a different drug Just LA. ## I am currently on Vicoden ES. I need more coverage for my arthritis pain. Is there a long-acting Vicoden. Not a different drug Just LA. ## I've been suffering with strained-tight jaws for about the last 3 months. It's not medicine related, stress, or diet. I heard alot about TMJ years ago. Can TMJ start abruptley. I've tried using Skelaxin my muscle relaxant, but that doesn't help either. Is there any relief. What type of doctor should I approach? What medicine might help (over-the-counter or prescription). ## Myra, you should be able to get help from either your family doctor or a dentist. TMJ doesn...

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Skelaxin or other muscle relaxers

My doctor has prescribed skelaxin for muscle spasms in my hands and feet due to osteoarthritis, it doesn't seem to help very much but I cannot take tizanidine because of serious side effects. (Hallucinations) I currently take Opana ER (10mg 3/day and Percocet 4/day) What other muscle relaxers can be prescribed? ## Hello, Toots! How are you? Two other options would be Carisoprodol (Soma) and Methocarbamol (Robaxin). The FDA lists the typical side effects for them as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My doctor decided on Baclofen. It seems to be working pretty well. Thanks for responding!

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Will Skelaxin Help With Degenerative Disc Disease And 2 Bulging

I have been taking hydrocodone for ddd and bulging disc.went to a new dr who prescribed skelaxin instead of hydrcodone. will this help? ## It may help some, but it is not a narcotic, so I am doubtful you will get the same pain relief you did from the Hydrocodone. Skelaxin contains the active ingredient Metaxalone, which is a muscle relaxant, so it will only help with pain that is caused by muscle cramping and spasms. Common side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and headache. Learn more: Did he say why he made the switch? ## the reply you got was right on, it is not a pain reliever, or pain killer! it is a skeletal muscle relaxer. i have Fibromyaglia and 6 bulging discs. my lowerest discs need the norco to knock out the pain no muscle relaxer including soma has EVER hel...

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oval pill on one side

I found a white pill in my daughters possession it is white oval with 86/67 on one side and the letter S on the other side the numbers may be 85/57 I really can't make them out through the plastic rap they are in. Can you help me determine what there are? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! ## Hello, Annie! How are you? You did read the numbers correctly through the wrap, the marking is 86 67 S. This is an 800mg Skelaxin tablet, it contains the active ingredient Metaxalone, it is a muscle relaxant that's most commonly used to treat the pain and cramping associated with sprains, strains and spasms. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?

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skelaxin 800mg flexeril

Are there the same ingredients and results ## Hello, Connie! How are you? They both treat the same conditions, since they are muscle relaxants, but no they do not contain the same active ingredients. Skelaxin contains the active ingredient Metaxalone, while Flexeril contains the active ingredient Cyclobenzaprine. Side effects are also very similar and may include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Metaxalone
  • Tablet: 400mg, 640mg, 800mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Skelaxin: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 10544-524 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 16590-207 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-123 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 49999-363 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-4733 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-3650 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-736 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 60793-136 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 68788-0881 Skelaxin 800 mg Oral Tablet by Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Other drugs which contain Metaxalone or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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I cannot swallow large pills. Can Skelaxin be deluted in a juice oe soda, and if so, in what. ## Skelaxin isn't time... 1 reply
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I am allergic to sulfa durgs. Does skelaxin contain sulfa? ## No, the active ingredient in Skelaxin is Metaxalone, it is... 1 reply
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